In the old Saturday matinée Westerns, you always knew who the hero was. He wore a white Stetson, followed the Code of the West, and had a powerful moral compass. His selfless dedication to the public good brought new order and prosperity that lingered long after he rode away into the sunset. Modern heroes may not wear iconic garb or ride a valiant steed, but their contributions have the same effect. Today’s heroes can still be identified by a generous spirit and a commitment to the greater good.
In keeping with the spirit of the old west hero, The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission formed a special group of philanthropists—the Texas Heroes—who provide financial support to help preserve the rich and colorful history of our state, educate Texans about our shared heritage, and celebrate the real people helping real places tell the real stories of Texas
Be a Friend to the Texas Historical Commission.